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City of Fredericksburg | Spotsylvania County | Orange County

Spotsylvania County

Former trackage in Spotsylvania county. Locations are from east to west.
VC bike trail looking east at Salem Church Road.
VC bike trail looking east at Salem Church Road.
VC bike trail looking west toward Harrison Road.  The trail can be accessed behind the Landfill.
VC bike trail looking west toward Harrison Road. The trail can be accessed behind the Landfill.
Zoom in on the trail looking west.  The grade is impressive.
Zoom in on the trail looking west. The grade is impressive.
The end on the paved VC bike trail at Gordon Road.  Looking west.
The end on the paved VC bike trail at Gordon Road. Looking west.
Looking east toward Harrison Road.  This section is in a neighborhood off of Gordon Road.
Looking east toward Harrison Road. This section is in a neighborhood off of Gordon Road.
Looking east from Chancellor Rd.  There is a  concrete pad to the left of this crossing.
Looking east from Chancellor Rd. There is a concrete pad to the left of this crossing.
Looking west from Chancellor Road.  This house might have been built after the railroad.
Looking west from Chancellor Road. This house might have been built after the railroad.
Looking west behind the Raintree subdivision off of Old Plank Rd.
Looking west behind the Raintree subdivision off of Old Plank Rd.
Looking east behind the Raintree subdivision off of Old Plank Rd in Spotsylvania County.
Looking east behind the Raintree subdivision off of Old Plank Rd in Spotsylvania County.
The railroad grade still stands out in the backyards near the Raintree subdivision.
The railroad grade still stands out in the backyards near the Raintree subdivision.
Looking west between the Raintree & Stonewall Estates subdivisions off of Old Plank Rd.
Looking west between the Raintree & Stonewall Estates subdivisions off of Old Plank Rd.
Looking east from Catharpin Rd.  The tracks would have ran down the driveway and to the left of the house.
Looking east from Catharpin Rd. The tracks would have ran down the driveway and to the left of the house.
Looking west from Catharpin Rd.  The grade runs downhill beside the farm into the Sawhill subdivison.
Looking west from Catharpin Rd. The grade runs downhill beside the farm into the Sawhill subdivison.
A closeup looking west from Catharpin Rd.
A closeup looking west from Catharpin Rd.
Grade is still visible in the Sawhill subdivision.
Grade is still visible in the Sawhill subdivision.
The railroad grade looking west into the Chancellorville battelfield in the Sawhill subdivision off of Catharpin Rd
The railroad grade looking west into the Chancellorville battelfield in the Sawhill subdivision off of Catharpin Rd
The railroad grade looking east is in good condition in the Sawhill subdivision off of Catharpin Rd.
The railroad grade looking east is in good condition in the Sawhill subdivision off of Catharpin Rd.
A Civil War marker in Chancellorsville battlefield signifying the importance RR grade
A Civil War marker in Chancellorsville battlefield signifying the importance RR grade
Stone bridge that carried railroad across a river.  West of  Jackson trail east.
Stone bridge that carried railroad across a river. West of Jackson trail east.
Another view of the stone abruptment.
Another view of the stone abruptment.
The railroad grade continues east across the small river
The railroad grade continues east across the small river
Ties that have rotted over the years can be seen in the roadbed.
Ties that have rotted over the years can be seen in the roadbed.
Looking west from the bridge abruptment towards Jackson's Trail east.
Looking west from the bridge abruptment towards Jackson's Trail east.
The grade looking west from the sign.  Brockroad is about 2 miles away.
The grade looking west from the sign. Brockroad is about 2 miles away.
The ROW actually runs through a cut west of the Chancellorsville battlefield.  Confederates used this to their advantage.
The ROW actually runs through a cut west of the Chancellorsville battlefield. Confederates used this to their advantage.
The railroad cut again.  Made a good trench in the Civil War.
The railroad cut again. Made a good trench in the Civil War.
Looking west from the cut.
Looking west from the cut.
A swamp about 1/4 mile west of Jackson Trail east shows the railroad bed in the middle of the pic.
A swamp about 1/4 mile west of Jackson Trail east shows the railroad bed in the middle of the pic.
Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road)
Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road)
Closeup of Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road)
Closeup of Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road)
Looking west from Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road).  RR grade is now a driveway,
Looking west from Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road). RR grade is now a driveway,
Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road) Hilltop Farm Rd.
Looking East from Jackson Trail West (off Brock Road) Hilltop Farm Rd.
Brock Road: MP 13 Looking east toward Chancellorsville Battlefield.
Brock Road: MP 13 Looking east toward Chancellorsville Battlefield.
Brock Road: This building probably was the Brockroad station and post office
Brock Road: This building probably was the Brockroad station and post office
A front view of the building at Brockroad.  Old maps spell the name as one word.
A front view of the building at Brockroad. Old maps spell the name as one word.
The tracks ran to the left side of the building and curved back to the right.
The tracks ran to the left side of the building and curved back to the right.
A view looking west beside the building.  A very straight railroad in this area.  Maybe a passing track?
A view looking west beside the building. A very straight railroad in this area. Maybe a passing track?
Sign at Parker: Milepost 18.  Parker road is about a mile of  the former railroad grade.
Sign at Parker: Milepost 18. Parker road is about a mile of the former railroad grade.
Parker Lane: now a dirt road to houses in the area.
Parker Lane: now a dirt road to houses in the area.
Parker Lane again.  Area used to have a water tower.  It's also the halfway point between Fredericksburg & Orange.
Parker Lane again. Area used to have a water tower. It's also the halfway point between Fredericksburg & Orange.
Looking east from Parker Lane as the railroad stays straight and road continues around a curve.
Looking east from Parker Lane as the railroad stays straight and road continues around a curve.
A closeup of the former railroad grade continue east.  Parker is about 2 miles west of Fawn Lake on Orange Plank Road.
A closeup of the former railroad grade continue east. Parker is about 2 miles west of Fawn Lake on Orange Plank Road.
The trackage west at Parker toward Gold Dale.  The fall folliage hides the trail.
The trackage west at Parker toward Gold Dale. The fall folliage hides the trail.
Grace United Methodist Church at Parker.
Grace United Methodist Church at Parker.
The church was close to the tracks at Parker.  In this picture the tracks were just beyond the graveyard.
The church was close to the tracks at Parker. In this picture the tracks were just beyond the graveyard.
Railroad Lane.  Another clue about the railroad in the area.
Railroad Lane. Another clue about the railroad in the area.
Looking east from Railroad Ave.  This is between Gold Dale and Parker.
Looking east from Railroad Ave. This is between Gold Dale and Parker.
Looking west toward Gold Dale.  The railroad is now occupied by a drive and eventually a power line.
Looking west toward Gold Dale. The railroad is now occupied by a drive and eventually a power line.
Looking east toward Parker.  Note the tall fill and creek crossing past the first telephone pole.
Looking east toward Parker. Note the tall fill and creek crossing past the first telephone pole.
Metal beams show that a trestle was used to cross.
Metal beams show that a trestle was used to cross.
A view of the once trestle and about 30' drop.  Acessable form Chancellor Meadow Rd.
A view of the once trestle and about 30' drop. Acessable form Chancellor Meadow Rd.
Looking west from Chancellor Meadow Rd.
Looking west from Chancellor Meadow Rd.